Werner Enterprises Unveils Second Race for The Cure Truck
Werner Enterprises, in collaboration with Daimler Trucks North America, unveiled its second Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure truck, raising awareness for breast cancer, in a presentation at its global headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska, on Friday, Sept. 14, to coincide with National Truck Driver Appreciation Week.
Werner’s President and Chief Executive Officer Derek Leathers presented the keys to the specially wrapped 2019 Freightliner Cascadia to professional driver and ambassador Shannon Palmer.
“We’re honored to have a second truck in our fleet supporting the Susan G. Komen organization’s mission of saving lives by ensuring people receive the care they need, and finding breakthroughs to prevent and cure breast cancer,” said Leathers. “Shannon is an exemplary ambassador for Werner, a valued student trainer and an inspirational woman in the transportation industry.”
Palmer is a breast cancer survivor who has had a vital role in training female student drivers at Werner. Women comprise approximately 11 percent of Werner’s driver workforce, nearly double the national average. Palmer and the Race for the Cure truck will attend the Race for the Cure Charlotte 5k on Saturday, Oct. 6, in Charlotte, North Carolina.
|Werner professional driver Shannon Palmer and her service dog, Lily, receive the company’s second Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure truck, presented by Werner President and CEO Derek Leathers.|